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Required Summer Reading 2018: Randolph

A composition of summer reading recommendations and requirements for Huntsville City, Madison County, Madison City, and surrounding schools.

5th Grade Requirements

This summer, we ask rising 5th graders to use the attached Summer Reading Selfie Bingo sheet to read a minimum of four books to complete a Bingo.  Parents should take a photo of their child with each book read.  If the Bingo square contains an activity, such as reading in a pillow fort, then the photo should show the student doing the activity.  Each book read can only be used to complete one Bingo square. Students should bring their completed Bingo sheet and printed pictures to Language Arts class the first full day of school.  Instead of sending in printed photos, parents may choose to upload the pictures to Vidigami by opening the 5th grade folder and choosing Summer Reading.

Please encourage your child to choose a variety of fiction and nonfiction that coincides with his or her reading ability and interests.  We have included a suggested reading list of fiction books other fifth graders have enjoyed, but if none of our ideas fire your imagination, ask a librarian for other suggestions. There are a lot of options out there!

6th Grade Requirements

One Non-fiction book of your choice AND any three books of your choice.

For your three books, you are asked to fill out a chart on a sheet of paper giving the name of the book, its author, and signed and pledged by both you and a parent that you finished the book and that you had not read it before.   You will be able to include these three for your “40 Book Challenge” in 6th grade! This will be turned in on the first day of school.

For your non-fiction book, fill out the thinking routine:  Circle-Square-Triangle.  You may print off the one provided with this document or create your own.  After you read the non-fiction book fill out the shapes as follows:  Square- “What are you square with?  What did you learn that you understand well and could even teach it to someone else?  Triangle- What are the three main points of the book?  Circle- What questions do you still have swirling around in your mind?  What does the book make you wonder about?  (Include at least three questions.) This will also count toward the “40 Book Challenge.”

7th Grade Requirements

7th grade requirements: Students will read a total of four books over the summer as well as keep a record of the title, author, and genre of each book. This may be done on a Word document, Google document, or loose-leaf paper. Bring this information on the first day of class, as it will be used for a class project. 1 book must be nonfiction AND  3 books (any genre)

8th Grade Requirements

8th grade requirements: Students will read a total of five books over the summer as well as keep a record of the title, author, and genre of each book. This may be done on a Word document, Google document, or loose-leaf paper. Bring this information on the first day of class, as it will be used for a class project. 1 book must be nonfiction AND 4 books (any genre).

Upper School: Grades 9-12 Requirements

In addition to the required title listed below, students must also choose a listed title from the Randolph LibGuide. Link to the libguide is provided in the box  labeled "Randolph Upper School Libguide".

12th Grade

Personal Narrative Packets to be given to rising seniors by the English Department

Randolph Middle School Libguide

Randolph Upper School Libguide